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Calendar of Forthcoming Events

The B.B.Zeitlyn Trust is pleased to be able to advertise details of forthcoming events to be held in East Anglia that may be of interest to psychotherapists, people who are training or planning to train in psychotherapy, and more widely to those involved in the caring professions.

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Monday 25 - Friday 29 September 2017

Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies
University of Essex, Colchester Campus

"Basic Jungian Concepts"

This is a series of face-to-face seminars suitable for all those with an interest in C.G. Jung’s psychology. The aim of the course is to give students an introduction to analytical psychology’s key concepts and to explore areas onto which Jung applied his theories. The course also serves as the a pre-sessional for those who have enrolled on the later study on the MA Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies.
We concentrate on Jung’s model of the psyche, with special attention paid to the definitive concepts differentiating analytical psychology from psychoanalysis:

  • the collective unconscious
  • archetypes  
  • complexes
  • psychological type
  • individuation
  • the Self and synchronicity

We will also explore Jung’s evaluation of, and writings related to, the arts, religion and society.

Course Fee  £265

You can book a place via the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Webshop – visit www.essex.ac.uk/cps/cpd

To find out more:

T 01206 873745
E cpsgrad@essex.ac.uk


Saturday 30 September - Friday 6 October 2017

Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies
University of Essex, Colchester Campus

"Basic Freudian Concepts"

Course Description
This is a series of reading seminars designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of Freud. The aim of the series is to give students an introductory historical overview of the development of Freud’s thinking as a preparation for later study of his works on the MA in Psychoanalytic Studies, MA Management and Organisational Dynamics or to serve as a free-standing introduction to Freud’s work.

We will look particularly at the interaction between Freud’s clinical discoveries and his metapsychology: how does his model of the mind determine what he observes and how in turn do clinical phenomena cause him to change his model of the mind. Topics will include the theory of dreams; infantile sexuality; instinct (drive) theory; the economic (affect-trauma), the topographical and the structural models of the mind; narcissism and object relations; the theory of anxiety.
Each seminar will concentrate on one or two major Freud papers (the ‘Key Texts’), which will be presented and examined in detail. The other papers for each seminar (the ‘Other Reading’) will inform the discussion, and you are urged to read what you can. Apart from the first seminar, students will be expected to take turns in giving a brief presentation of the texts.

Course Director:  Leonardo Nascimento

Cost: £265

For further information or to book a place please contact:

Fiona Gillies E cpsgrad@essex.ac.uk


Saturday 21 October 2017 

Society of Analytical Psychology

The role of emotion in thinking. Neglect and deficit in the internal object

Speaker: Anne Alvarez

The talk discusses the passionless empty states seen in certain passive patients who seem to be lost rather than hiding, undrawn, rather than withdrawn. Is there a difference between a defensive retreat and a despairing giving up? Are such patients  attacking links, or have links in some cases  hardly been made? The paper discusses the difference between trauma and neglect and considers what might be missing and how this may affect clinical technique.

Anne Alvarez, PhD, M.A.C.P, is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Visiting Professor at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Society in 2005 and former  Co-Convener of the Autism Service, Child and Family Department, Tavistock Clinic, London, where she still teaches. She edited with Susan Reid Autism and Personality: Findings from the Tavistock Autism Workshop. A book in her honour, entitled Being Alive: Building on the Work of Anne Alvarez, was edited by Judith Edwards.  Her book, The Thinking Heart: Three Levels of Psychoanalytic Therapy with Disturbed Children, was published in April 2012 by Routledge.

Chair: Hilary Pounsett

Venue: The Friends Meeting House, 91 Hartington Grove, Cambridge CB1 7UB

Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm

Tickets: £25 ; £20 for students or trainees; £12.50 for SAP Members

To book a ticket go to www.thesap.org.uk and click on Events


Wednesday 25 October 2017

The B.B.Zeitlyn Psychotherapy Training Fund

The Bernard Zeitlyn Lecture
at The University of Essex

Film Projection and Projective Identification: Trauma, Splitting and Therapeutic Intervention

Speaker: Dr Judith Edwards

When the early analysts began their project of delving into the realms of the psyche and mapping out the territory, film was in its infancy. Now film is a major cultural reference point in our lives, and as such can be used in order to illustrate the inner worlds it so powerfully depicts, from a psychoanalytic perspective. Using a particular film, Morvern Callar, directed by Lynne Ramsay (2002) to reflect on the impact of the counter-transference, (the feelings generated in the clinician or observer by what is split off and ‘projected’), I suggest that film, with its capacity to communicate intense emotional and pre-verbal states, can make sense of certain key psychoanalytic concepts via a direct emotional experience. The discussion will  outline the way a psychological mechanism vital in normal development may then be used when at a later stage someone is confronted with situations of trauma and loss. Hopefully we can think about such radical splitting as that employed by this young woman Morvern Callar, in terms both of the aetiology it depicts as well as possible therapeutic interventions which may be offered to real-life 'Morverns' in the consulting room.  

Dr Judith Edwards is a retired consultant child and adolescent psychotherapist who has taught and supervised on various courses at the Tavistock Clinic, where she has worked in various capacities since the 1980s. Since retirement she has worked there as a visiting lecturer and also at Roehampton University. Her book of selected papers Love the Wild Swan was published in Routledge’s World Mental Health series in 2016 . She was course tutor for the Tavistock’s MA in Psychoanalytic Studies for non-clinical students for ten years until July 2011. A past editor of the Journal of Child Psychotherapy, she has published her work in papers and academic books internationally, the most recent being Media and the Inner World,2014 (Eds. Bainbridge and Yates, Palgrave Macmillan). In 2010 she was awarded the Jan Lee memorial prize for the best paper linking psychoanalysis and the arts during that year. Apart from her clinical experience over the years, one of her principal interests has been in the links between psychoanalysis, culture and the arts, as well as making psychoanalytic ideas accessible to a wide audience. To that end she has published a pamphlet HELP! for parents and children about psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Her memoir ‘Pieces of Molly: An Ordinary Life’ was published by Karnac in November 2014.

Time: Wednesday 25 October, 5.00 - 6.30 pm

Venue: Room 4N.6.1 at the University of Essex Colchester Campus.

Entrance is Free but you need to pre-book to reserve a place.  
To register for a place at the Bernard Zeitlyn Lecture please click on the link below:



Saturday 2 December 2017

Society of Analytical Psychology

From Devastation to Truth and Reconciliation and Bion’s Aesthetic Route from Trauma into Meaning

A Clinical Study Day

Speaker: Penny de Haas Curnow
Respondent:  Ian Alister

Bion was concerned with the receptivity of the analyst to the pre-symbolic and to communicate experience, touching the patient with authenticity and emotional accuracy impossible through prescribed methods and ‘knowing beforehand’. Through the ‘language of achievement’ the analyst must become an artist whose transformations, bearings of equivalent woundedness, personify as unfolding narrative in which, like art, unthinkable, awesome, empty spaces of terror can be contemplated and inspire. Negative capability involves synthesis of scrutiny and ‘blindness’ as sight in the unconscious, the availability of the ‘muse’, image, imagination, the multidimensionality of the ‘oneiric holographic field’ (Ferro 2009), the regenerative perspective of the ‘compassionate heart’ capturing the moment of humanity, the figurability of the nascent self, invoking trust and motivation to change. For Bion aesthetic communication was a matter ‘of life and death’ (Bion 2006; (Civitarese 2013). Psychoanalysis, like the artist, is a living process through which art / meaning is born. The psychoanalyst/artist’s devotion to truth, ‘candour’, ‘lack of regard for decorum’, ‘the eye of interiority’, is  a mytho-poetic route in which self in trauma draws strength to evolve, to emerge and exist ‘as they are’ (Kipling 1892).

Penny de Haas Curnowis a training analyst, supervisor and teacher at the Society of Analytical Psychology in private practice, mainly working intensively. She has focused on analyst as artist and aesthetic processes for over twenty years, especially deeply traumatic, ‘impossible’ and ‘stuck’ states. She has led workshops, presented papers, summer schools and courses on the subject in both the UK and internationally. She is a Member of SAP Council and part of various groups involved with its trainings and culture. She is a practising artist.

Ian Alister is a training analyst with the SAP in private practice in Cambridge and has taught Bion’s ideas for twenty years. Bion had an exceptional ability to contain fragmented states, allowing them to coalesce in their own rhythm. The origins of this capacity can be traced through his own traumatic experiences of peace and war as well as in the distinctive sense of humour that permeates his thinking.

Chair:  Wendy Bratherton

Venue: The Friends Meeting House, 91 Hartington Grove, Cambridge CB1 7UB

Time: 10.00am – 3.45pm

Tickets: £50 ; £40 for students or trainees; £25 for SAP Members

To book a ticket go to www.thesap.org.uk and click on Events


Saturday 27 January 2018

Society of Analytical Psychology

“Actually, maybe anything really does go!”  Perspectives from psychotherapy research on the place of theory in therapy.

Speaker: David Hewison

This talk addresses the challenge that contemporary psychotherapy research makes to the different schools and brand-names of therapy and analysis. It takes its title from Paul Feyerabend’s oft-cited claim in Against Method – Towards an anarchist theory of science (1975) that “anything goes” in terms of scientific method and from the rallying call by the eminent psychoanalyst David Tuckett in 2005 that psychoanalysis needs to defend itself from such a claim when defining what competence in analysis looks like. I shall survey some of the debates about claims for and against the superiority of one therapy over another and put forward the idea that although theory has an important place for the clinician to help them understand what they are aiming to do, it is probably much less relevant for the patient/client. I indicate what the research suggests is more important.
The talk will span a range of therapeutic approaches and will address shibboleths and certainties that we all hold dear in one way or another, whilst keeping sight of the fact that, generally, psychotherapy works and that there should be more of it.
Anyone trying to make sense of the claims for and against one therapy or another, whether it is CBT or Jungian Analysis, interested in how research in psychotherapy has developed since Eysenck’s 1952 attack on psychoanalysis, and seeking to understand what might make therapy more effective would find this talk of interest. It aims to open up questions rather than give answers, though answers won’t be avoided when the evidence points towards them!

David Hewison, PhD, is a Jungian Training Analyst of the Society of Analytical Psychology and a Consultant Couple Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and Head of Research at Tavistock Relationships, where he runs a Professional Doctorate Programme. He developed an integrative behavioural model of couple therapy for depression for use in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Services, and ‘Couple Therapy for Depression – A Clinician’s Guide to Integrative Practice’, written with Clulow and Drake, was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. He has taught internationally and has published widely on analytic theory and practice, with an emphasis on creativity and the imagination.

Chair:  Hilary Pounsett

Venue: The Friends Meeting House, 91 Hartington Grove, Cambridge CB1 7UB 

Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm 

Tickets : £25 ; £20 for students or trainees; £12.50 for SAP Members

To book a ticket go to www.thesap.org.uk and click on Events


Saturday 24 March 2018

Society of Analytical Psychology

Patients assessing analysts, analysts assessing themselves. A dissociated patient with terrorist defences

Speaker: Malcolm Rushton

I have found myself facing terrorising behaviour with a small group of patients at assessment. How will I cope with the psychotic parts of their personalities before they feel safe to trust me and commit to analysis? Will I be like their ;unyielding, terror-inducing mothers, or can I address unresolved areas of my own psyche which would serve to facilitate analysis? A capacity for the analyst to change seems central to any change being possible in the patient. With such patients it isn’t more supervision that is needed but more analysis. I would like to describe the experience of an analysis with one such patient. I will add a few thoughts about shamanism, which plays its part in this analysis, and some reflections about terrorism in the wider world, related to what I find in this patient’s presentation.

Malcolm Rushton is an SAP training analyst and works full time in private practice with a variety of deeply traumatised patients. He has an interest in shamanism, and his collection of ancient art with particular reference to shamanism, located in his consulting room, plays a significant part in his work.

Chair: Mary Chadwick
The Friends Meeting House, 91 Hartington Grove, Cambridge CB1 7UB

Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm

Tickets: £25 ; £20 for students or trainees; £12.50 for SAP Members

To book a ticket go to www.thesap.org.uk and click on Events


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